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TP-Link AC4000 Smart Wi-Fi Router & Linksys Max-Stream AC5400 – Review

TP-Link AC4000 Smart Wi-Fi Router

The TP-Link AC4000, this long range smart router is powered by a 1.8GHz CPU. The AC4000 checks off each of the following box: tri-band performance, Multi-User: Multiple Inmput-Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) technology, increased WI-FI speed courtesy of 1024-QAM technology, 512MB of RAM, a high-end 1.8 GHz quad-core 64 Bit processor which is supposrted by 3 additional co-processors to help with delivering silky smooth performance for HD streaming, online gaming and mobile devices.

However, TP-Link AC4000 is designed to provide strong Wi-Fi signal in every square inch of your home, from your attic to your basement. In fact, if you are big on security and restricting the content available to your children and the time spent on the internet, this smart router comes with parental controls, that restrict both content and the amount of time allotted to your kids, and even a built-in antivirus.

PROSCONS
1. Terrific hardware – quad-core CPU, 512 MB of RAM)
2. 2x USB ports, including 1x USB 3.0
really fast and smart router on the 2.4 GHz band
3. tri-band
4. MU-MIMO technology
5. 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports
6. built-in security features including OpenVPN and PPTP VPN
7. server option lots of parental controls
8. Homecare AV solution
9. Long-range performance
10. Well constructed
1. Kind of expensive
2. Takes up a bit of space

Evaluation: The pros far way outweighs the cons suggesting that the price of admission will be worth it.

Linksys Max-Stream AC5400

The Linksys Max-Stream AC5400 should be considered if long range and speed is what you need. That is if you can live with the price tag. This tri-band Wi-Fi router is one of the best long range routers out there, as it’s able to provide coverage for up to 3,000 sq ft for more than 25 devices.

Combined with great coverage, this router will deliver a speeds boost for almost anything you can think of, 4K-HD streaming, online gaming, work, online class and any internet related entertainment. All this consequent tp these specifications: Tri-band Wi-Fi speeds up to 5.3 Gbps (5 GHz / 1000 Mbps) + (5 GHz / 2166 Mbps) + (2.4 GHz / 2166 Mbps). On top of that, you’ll get Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) technology and a guaranteed 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports plus multiple USB ports (2 USB and a 3.0 USB).

There are also 8 antennas for excellent Wi-Fi coverage and a dual-core CPU that caters to multiple high-speed streaming. In additionto this, the Beamforming technology help to provide bandwidth to preferred devices.

PROSCONS
1. Great range and coverage
2. Fast speeds
3. Tri-band capability
4. MU-MIMO technology plus Beamforming
5. 8 antennas
6. Easy to use/configure
7. 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports + 2x USB
8. Parental controls
1. Kind of expensive
2. Takes up a bit of space

Evaluation: The pros far way outweighs the cons suggesting that the price of admission will be worth it.

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